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Northeast Wildflower Seeds

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Seeds selected for CT, DE, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV as well as Quebec and the Eastern Provinces.

The Wildflowers of the Northeast

Wildflower gardening in the Northeast continues to gain in popularity and an understanding of the basic botanical environment is important. The Northeast is part of what botanists call the Great Northern Forest, and was solidly wooded when European colonists arrived. So it follows that most native wildflowers were shade-loving woodland perennials that enjoy somewhat acid (woodsy) soils, like the trilliums and violets.


But when heavy settlement began, our ancestors cleared forests to create farmland. And in those spaces, they planted crops. In with the crop seed they brought with them, were the seeds of European "weeds", so these sun-loving flower seeds immediately grew and made themselves at home. This is why Northeastern wildflowers today are a mixture of natives and "naturalized" flowers from other places. For example, goldenrod and black-eyed susan are native; the common daisy and chicory are from Europe. So what we see in a beautiful blaze of color along roadsides today is a mixture of the two.


With a short growing season and cold winters, the Northeastern landscape today retains its original forested history, so annual mowing of your wildflower meadow in fall is all-important. Any unmowed meadow in the region will revert to forest in about seven years. This is dramatically different from the wildflower habitats in the Great Plains and on the southern California coast which are natural grasslands and have never had solid stands of trees.



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  1. Sunflower Seeds Mammoth Grey Stripe

     
    4.5
    Sunflower "Grey Stripe" is the really big one--8-12 ft. tall; blooms up to 12" across. Birds love seed. Annual.
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    Item #: HGSG
    Starting at $5.95
  2. Lupine Seed Mix

     
    1.0
    A great mix for lupine lovers! You get 5 different lupine species in yellow, blue, and a rainbow of other colors.
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    Item #: LUMXG
    Starting at $11.95
  3. OxEye Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    The common daisy of "She loves me, she loves me not." Prohibited in some states, established in all. Perennial.
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    Item #: CHRG
    Starting at $10.95
  4. Mixed Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    4.5
    Cornflowers in not only the famous blue, but pink, white, and purple as well. A great mix of colors. Annual.
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    Item #: CCMG
    Starting at $5.95
  5. Cosmos Seeds Picotee

    "Picotee" is a newer version everyone loves. White with rosy red edging on petals. Grows to only 4 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: COPG
    Starting at $17.95
  6. Cosmos Seeds

     
    4.5
    So easy to grow and so reliable, annual cosmos lights up in midsummer and blooms continuously until frost. You’ll have plenty of blooms for cutting, too. A perfect addition to any custom blend. Annual.
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    Item #: COSG
    Starting at $8.95
  7. Bird's Foot Trefoil Seeds

     
    3.5
    A tough plant used as a ground cover. Makes mounds up to 2 ft, but can be mowed and still bloom. Perennial.
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    Item #: LOTG
    Starting at $12.95
  8. Cosmos Seeds Candystripe

     
    3.0
    One of the "new" cosmos hybrids, "Candystripe" with loads of flowers in deep pink and white. Annual.
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    Item #: CBCSG
    Starting at $18.95
  9. Blanket Flower Seeds

     
    4.5
    One of the great glories of the plains and the west. It makes masses of color and blooms for months. Perennial.
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    Item #: GALG
    Starting at $10.95
  10. Candytuft Seeds

     
    3.0
    A small, tough plant with white flowers tinged with pink. Likes dry soil, hates dampness. Short perennial.
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    Item #: IBUG
    Starting at $8.95
  11. Cosmos Seeds Purity

     
    4.0
    The pristine white cosmos, "Purity" makes a heavenly cloud-like background in the garden. 3-5 ft. Annual.
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    Item #: CBPUG
    Starting at $9.95
  12. Scarlet Flax Seeds

     
    4.0
    Deep red blooms with black edges for a dramatic look. This wild flax likes loose soil, blooms mid season. Annual.
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    Item #: LIRG
    Starting at $9.95
  13. Chicory Seeds

     
    3.5
    Bluest blue, brilliant in the mid-season sun. On a roadside or in your meadow, a beautiful "weed." Perennial.
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    Item #: CICG
    Starting at $8.95
  14. Painted Daisy Seeds

     
    4.5
    Painted Daisy, also known as Tricolor Daisy, is a stunning wild variety that has recently been naturalized in the US. The bright mix of colors will put on a show in any sunny part of the garden, just a few weeks after planting. (Chrysanthemum carinatum)
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    Item #: CCPDG
    Starting at $9.95 SALE: $9.46
  15. Forget Me Not Seeds

     
    5.0
    The true Forget-Me-Not is a world favorite flower. Loaded with legends of love, it grows quickly. Perennial.
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    Item #: MYSG
    Starting at $24.95
  16. Morning Glory Seeds

     
    4.5
    This is the big blue hybrid. Not really wild, but we have many requests for this seed. Great for fences. Annual.
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    Item #: IPPG
    Starting at $8.95
  17. Marigold Seeds Sparky Mix

     
    4.5
    Sparky Mix Reds, oranges and yellow are all in this short marigold mix. great for color. 12 to 14" tall. Annual.
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    Item #: TPSMG
    Starting at $7.95
  18. Globe Gilia Seeds

    Also called Thimble Flower, this western native tolerates almost any soil, and some shade. Annual.
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    Item #: GILG
    Starting at $10.95
  19. Drummond Phlox Seeds

     
    5.0
    One of the big highlights of Texas wildflowers. Short (About 1 ft.) lipstick red phlox that grow anywhere. Annual.
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    Item #: PHDG
    Starting at $21.95
  20. Sunflower Seeds Autumn Beauty

     
    4.0
    Our visitors demanded these--hybrids in a range of colors. Great for meadow color late in the season. Annual.
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    Item #: HABG
    Starting at $8.95
  21. Dwarf Nasturtium Seeds Jewel Mix

     
    4.0
    Not technically a wildflower, but many used in many meadows. Climbs or piles up with bloom. Edible. Annual.
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    Item #: TNJMG
    Starting at $7.95
  22. Queen Anne's Lace Seeds

     
    3.5
    We don't sell the roadside weed. This species is close in appearance, but not invasive. Annual.
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    Item #: AMIG
    Starting at $9.95
  23. Crimson Clover Seeds

     
    4.5
    This strawberry-red clover in the front of a meadow creates a tiny forest of red lollypops in full sun. Annual.
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    Item #: TRIG
    Starting at $5.95 SALE: $5.06
  24. Organic Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

     
    5.0
    Organic Cornflower "Polka Dot Mix". You'll have flowers in blue, pink, white and maroon. Annual.
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    Item #: CCPG
    Starting at $12.95
  25. Lance Leaf Coreopsis Seeds

     
    4.0
    One of the major wild perennials for meadows, this grand species is native over most of No. America. Perennial.
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    Item #: CORG
    Starting at $11.95
  26. African Daisy Seeds

     
    3.0
    Great color for the front of the meadow in mid-summer, only 1 ft. tall. Favors dry, gritty soils, like its homeland. Annual.
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    Item #: DIMG
    Starting at $13.95
  27. Deer Resistant Wildflower Seed Mix

     
    4.0
    Tired of deer snacking on your precious flowers? Our Deer Resistant Wildflower Mix contains 17 wildflowers, both annuals and perennials, that deer tend to stay away from. This mixture is designed to bloom all season long, year after year - It will burst into blooms the first year with the annual wildflowers and provide color in years after with the perennials.
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    Item #: DPG
    Starting at $10.95
  28. Sweet William Seeds

     
    4.5
    Dianthus barbatus has endlessly multicolored blooms. Since it's biennial, flowering is best in 2nd year. Biennial.
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    Item #: DIAG
    Starting at $9.95
  29. Scarlet Sage Seeds

     
    4.5
    Flaming red spikes make this one a hummingbird favorite. Southern native, used as annual elsewhere. Perennial.
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    Item #: SACG
    Starting at $17.95
  30. Cosmos Seeds Gloria

    An all-time favorite, "Gloria" gives you a bi-color from the old mixtures, on shorter plants. Annual.
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    Item #: CBGLG
    Starting at $9.95
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